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Enhancing railway signalling systems based on train satellite positioning, on-board safe train integrity, formal methods approach and standard interfaces, enhancing Traffic Management System functions

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€13 399 917
EU Contribution
€13 399 917
Project Acronym
X2RAIL-2
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-S2RJU-CFM-2017
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

X2RAIL-2 represents the 2nd proposal of the Shift2Rail members in the IP2 “Advanced Traffic Management & Control Systems” domain.


The pillar (IP2) challenge is to increase functionalities of the existing signalling and automation systems and related design and validation processes providing a more competitive, flexible, real-time, intelligent traffic management and decision support system, and maintaining backward compatibility to the existing European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and especially its European Train Control System component (ETCS).


The X2RAIL-2 project aims, according to the MAAP, to research and develop four selected key technologies to foster innovations in the field of railway signalling and automation systems within the following Technology Demonstrators (TDs):

  • Fail-Safe Train Positioning (TD2.4) - To achieve a significant reduction of the use of traditional train detection systems by means of the attainment of an absolute and safe train positioning system based on a multi-sensor concept, where GNSS is the preferred technology.
  • On-Board Train Integrity (TD2.5) - To achieve the safe On-board Train Integrity to allow the application of new signalling train separation concepts (e.g. Moving Block or Virtual Block) based on the train self -localization rather than on traditional train detection systems.
  • Formal Methods (TD2.7) - To innovate and standardise processes and interfaces in the evolution phases of a signalling project (e.g.: design, implementation, test & commissioning, operation & maintenance) to rationalize the approach and to reduce time-to-market costs. 
  • Traffic Management Evolution (TD2.9) - To improve standardisation and integration of Traffic Management processes with the aim to achieve flexibility and scalability within the choice of functional service module managed by TMS. 

The X2RAIL-2 project aims at reaching TRL5/6 demonstrators.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€0
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Rail operations
Technology
Standardisation and integration of traffic management
TRL
TRL 5
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Rail operations
Technology
Fail-safe train positioning
TRL
TRL 5
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production
Technology Theme
Rail operations
Technology
Advanced train control systems
TRL
TRL 5
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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